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Posted on 05/25/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020: Key Features and Selling Points for the New Decade
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 05/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 82 Greenbelt Parkway, Holbrook, NY 11741
Beautiful, spacious, move-in ready Hi Ranch located in Birchwood Estates, one of the premier communities in Holbrook. This immaculate "move-in ready" home features eat-in kitchen with counter-to ceiling oak cabinets, granite counter top, and stainless steel appliances. This 5 bedroom/2 bathroom home with central AC, features a full dining room, with brand new sliding doors leading to outside upper patio. Both upper and lower level feature spacious "open layout" living rooms. Awesome...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
How to Protect Unoccupied Property
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
Video Tour - 93 Cirrus Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741
Lovely Spacious Center Hall Colonial Located in the Highly Desirable Birchwood Estates. This Updated Pristine Home Features 2 Brand New Bathrooms, Eat in Kitchen W/ Island, Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances. Formal Living Room & Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, & Decorative Molding Throughout, Den W/ Stone Fireplace & Sliders to Yard. Full Basement, 1 Car Garage W/ Pull Down Attic Stairs, All New Electric, 200 Amps, Large Fenced in Yard W/ Beautiful Paver Patio & 15x30 In Ground Pool W/ New Liner & Filter. Great for Entertaining, This Home Will Not...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
93 Cirrus Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741 is now new to the market!
Lovely Spacious Center Hall Colonial Located in the Highly Desirable Birchwood Estates. This Updated Pristine Home Features 2 Brand New Bathrooms, Eat in Kitchen W/ Island, Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances. Formal Living Room & Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, & Decorative Molding Throughout, Den W/ Stone Fireplace & Sliders to Yard. Full Basement, 1 Car Garage W/ Pull Down Attic Stairs, All New Electric, 200 Amps, Large Fenced in Yard W/ Beautiful Paver Patio & 15x30 In Ground Pool W/ New Liner & Filter. Great for Entertaining, This Home Will Not...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Buying with Less than 20% Down
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
How to Take Johns Hopkins Data Science Course Free Online
Photo by Kevin Ku from Pexels Did you ever wonder how companies collect so much data about you online and what they do with it? Or maybe you've been thinking about expanding your knowledge about analytics for your career. Either way, you can take a Johns Hopkins Data Science Course online for free right now to begin exploring...
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Posted on 04/28/2020
Video Tour - 21 Washington Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742
Spacious & Immaculate 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Expanded Colonial Set On Just Under 1 Acre. Features Include Large Welcoming Foyer, Substantial 20x27 Great Room W/Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Stone Fireplace, Vaulted Ceiling W/2 Skylights, Recessed Lighting, 2 Ceiling Fans & 3 Panel Sliders To Large Rear Deck, Spacious Private Yard Perfect For Gatherings. Bright Kitchen W/Tray Ceiling & Island Opens To Airy Dining Room W/Large Bay Window. Full Bath on 1st Floor W/Jacuzzi Tub, A Sizable "Bonus Room" Has Many Possibilities, (Home Gym, Office). 2nd Story was Added in 2005 & Offers Master Br W/Full Bath & His & Her Closets...
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Posted on 04/28/2020
21 Washington Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742 is now new to the market!
Spacious & Immaculate 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Expanded Colonial Set On Just Under 1 Acre. Features Include Large Welcoming Foyer, Substantial 20x27 Great Room W/Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Stone Fireplace, Vaulted Ceiling W/2 Skylights, Recessed Lighting, 2 Ceiling Fans & 3 Panel Sliders To Large Rear Deck, Spacious Private Yard Perfect For Gatherings. Bright Kitchen W/Tray Ceiling & Island Opens To Airy Dining Room W/Large Bay Window. Full Bath on 1st Floor W/Jacuzzi Tub, A Sizable "Bonus Room" Has Many Possibilities, (Home Gym, Office). 2nd Story was Added in 2005 & Offers Master Br W/Full Bath & His & Her Closets...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
How Big Business Impacts Rural America
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
How Installing Skylights Can Help Your Home
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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